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What Is the False Claims Act (FCA) and How Does It Work?


Signed by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, and known as the Lincoln Law, the federal FCA allows anyone with credible evidence of fraud against the government to bring a whistleblower lawsuit against the offending entity in the name of the federal government. Since its inception, most states, and multiple municipalities across the country, have adopted mirror images of the federal FCA law.

Signs of Fraud in the Healthcare Industry

The False Claims Act makes it illegal to falsify records or make false claims of any kind regarding a federal healthcare program. Unfortunately, some healthcare providers and individual employees still deceive the federal government to pocket extra money, filling their claims with technical medical jargon to hide their fraud. Given the importance of a trustworthy healthcare system and the lack of policing of this type of deception, the role of the whistleblower is crucial.